As I was praying this week, I was reminded of the many women in our community who are currently pregnant after enduring a loss of some sort. Several after experiencing miscarriage. . .some after years of waiting for their positive pregnancy test. A few of you have shared with me personally that you are battling fear as you walk through your pregnancy. Oh how I understand that war. Wanting so badly to rejoice in your longing fulfilled but being paralyzed by the wait and the unknown.
Friends, I understand your fears and so does your heavenly father. He intimately knows every moment you have experienced and every one that is to come. The hardest part about faith is believing God is good when we’ve experienced something oh so bad. But the truth remains. . .he is faithful.
The best way I knew to fight my pregnancy fears was with the Word. I had several scriptures that I clung to as I waited to have my babies (both of them) placed safely in my arms. I also wrote a prayer of declaration that I prayed every.single.day when I was pregnant with Hope. We shared it in the book and I will share it with you here. I encourage you to write your own prayer of declaration over the child in your womb. Or you are welcome to use mine.
I asked the Lord to show me 10 scriptures to share that will help you fight fear throughout your pregnancy. I pray you will come to understand these powerful words in a more intimate way as you speak them over your journey. Trust him. His is good and he is worthy of your complete trust. . .no matter what you’ve gone through in the past.
It’s a new day. A new season. Life is growing inside you.
My Prayer of Declaration
I declare that you are the author and giver of life. Your Word says that all things have been created by and for you. You are before all things, and in you all things hold together. Today I ask that the spirit of life me on me and in me, providing everything this baby and my body need to bring forth life to the glory of God. I stand on the goodness and faithfulness of you, Lord, that will bless us with this healthy and whole child. May my life and theirs bring glory and honor to you. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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